The epic tale of the outback Australian family, the Carmodys.
The Carmodys live in the outback, travelling around, shearing, droving, making ends meet and looking for that one special place they can settle down in. Along the way, Paddy, his wife Ida, and their son, Sean, meet some of the most memorable characters in fiction. The Sundowners is a novel filled with kindness and happiness, as well as toughness and danger and is set against the magnificent backdrop of the wild, harsh and beautiful Australian landscape.
In 1960 The Sundowners was turned into a film starring Deborah Kerr, Robert Mitchum and Peter Ustinov with a supporting cast including Chips Rafferty.
About the Author
Best-known as the elder statesman of Australian crime writing for his Scobie Malone mysteries, Jon Cleary is the author of 29 novels, including the bestselling classic The Sundowners, which has sold over three million copies worldwide. He lives on the North Shore of Sydney, NSW.
Series: Australian Classics
For Ages: 14 - 15 years old
For Grades: 10 - 12
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 1st March 2013
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.0 x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.32